Sunday March 17th by KC58
Huge news came out of the Chiefs camp this past week with news of Donnie Avery signing with Kansas City. A great pick up for the Chiefs for many different reasons, but could a side affect of this be that Jamaal Charles doesn’t break off as many big runs as he has in the past?
Charles is a fantastic runner with great vision and can hit a hole like very few can. In the past the Chiefs have had slow receivers so almost every game the opposing defenses have stacked the box and played their safety’s shallow. This left the safety’s out of position and no one playing deep to stop Charles if he got to the third level and how many times have we seen that?
Since KC now has a WR (Donnie Avery) that can take the top off of the defense and they have a QB (Alex Smith) who can actually put it down there, safety’s will start to play deep. This means that when Charles would have normally got into a foot race to the end zone he will either have to make a safety miss or get tackled after a 15 or 20yd gain.
Not saying that 15 or 20 yard gains are bad but we may have to see Charles get a few more touches in order to get to his 200yds per game mark.
In the video below you see the safety’s playing up even though the Saints have a 24 – 6 lead going into the 3rd quarter.